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Date:      Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:44:23 -0700
From:      Michael Sierchio <kudzu@tenebras.com>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: S + J for /tmp and /var and /?
Message-ID:  <CAHu1Y71nD-bzJO_oknCf4vwJ5F5+5EY+hH549+omv+=hA74fzA@mail.gmail.com>
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On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 1:37 PM, Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl> wrote:

> You should definitely disable journaling when you want to make snapshots, e.g.
> to dump a live filesystem. Quote https://wiki.freebsd.org/NewFAQs:
>
>     If you want to use snapshot (dump -L) then disable the soft updates
>     journal for that filesystem

This one wrinkle alone makes S + J unusable for me on any system I
build, and I'd argue that enabling journaling by default is a mistake.

- M



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